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The entrance to Arniston House (courtesy Midlothian Council Local Studies)

The entrance to Arniston House (courtesy Midlothian Council Local Studies)

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BONNYRIGG: A new page was written on Friday in the history of Bonnyrigg and Lasswade in a ceremony at Lasswade School, when the freedom of the joint burgh was given to Chief Constable William Merrilees and Monsieur Jean Cuguen, the Mayor of St Cyr L’Ecole, the twin town of Bonnyrigg and Lasswade.


DALKEITH: One of Midlothian’s most beautiful parklands is now open for the public to enjoy. Two nature trails have been provided in the Dalkeith Estate, one time home of the Dukes of Buccleuch, with a rich variety of wildlife, plants and trees. There are 24 stopping places throughout the trails.


NEWTONGRANGE: Plans for a new housing development in Newtongrange, which will involve the demolition and re-siting of Victoria Park football ground have been approved by district councillors. Newtongrange Estates have been granted outline planning consent for the 20 acre site.

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